Ryan Reynolds paid $10,000 of his own money for the right to wear a shirt with The Golden Girl’s Bea Arthur on it in Deadpool. The estate agreed for a donation in that amount to a charity of their choosing. Ryan paid it himself because he felt you couldn’t have Deadpool without Bea Arthur. vulture.com/2016/06/ryan-…
While Mark Zuckerberg was critical overall of his portrayal in "The Social Network", he was impressed by the accuracy of his depicted wardrobe: "Like every single shirt and fleece they had in that movie is actually a shirt or fleece that I own" theguardian.com/film/2010…
The infamous Shirts against the Blouses basketball game in Chappelle’s Show actually happened and Prince was as good as Charlie Murphy says he was. Prince also had blueberry pancakes served after the game. esquire.com/entertainment…
Oil magnate J. Paul Getty, one of the richest humans in history, was so miserly that he laundered his own shirts by hand, reused envelopes and paper, made all the phones in his home coin-operated, and stood in line for hours for show tickets to save 50 cents en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._…
Berserker translates to "bear shirt". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
In the 1920s, the turtleneck was used as a formal substitute for a shirt and tie en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol…
Adam Levine received a T-shirt from Clarion University in Pennsylvania as part of an invitation for Maroon 5 to play at their CampusFest. They weren't able to make it, but Adam wore out the shirt through concerts and outings over the next few years. post-gazette.com/ae/tv-ra…
The Trinidadian leavened flatbread, Buss up Shut (aka Parathi), got its name from its similarity in texture and appearance to a busted up t-shirt. It is just one of many types of roti popular in Trinidad. cookingwithria.com/2012/1…
Ben Nyaumbe survived being constricted by an African Rock Python for 3 hours. He bit the snake, smothered it with his shirt, was dragged up a tree by the snake and ultimately was rescued by Law Officials with the help of a rope badassoftheweek.com/nyaum…
In order to advertise the TR-63 radio as "pocketable", Sony salesmen wore custom-made shirts with larger pockets than usual to demonstrate that they could put these radios there. sony.net/SonyInfo/Corpora…
Belly button lint forms because your hairs point toward your navel, and breathing causes your shirt to move up and down, transporting loose clothing fibers forward along those hairs, but not backward. nature.com/articles/s4159…
Even though the Netherlands football team had Adidas jerseys in the 70s, Johan Cruyff's shirt had two stripes instead of the trademark three because he had a personal contract with Puma. 45spaces.com/pics-of-dutc…
There is a difference between button up and button down shirts, the name button down comes from the buttons on the end of the collar, to button the collar down to the shirt. Hence the name. So all button down shirts are button up shirts but not all button up shirts are button down shirts today.com/style/not-all-b…
Today I learned of the battle of Cable Street in 1936. Where people of London's East End, who stood up and stopped Edward Moseley's Black shirts from parading through London's largely Jewish East end. It lead to the public order act banning political uniforms cablestreet.uk/
Today I learned of Franklin and Marshall, an Italian fashion chain that started when the founders randomly discovered a Franklin and Marshall College (small college in Pennsylvania) t-shirt in a London thrift store and loved the name en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Bronagh Gallagher wore the Irish band The Frames t shirt in the OD scene in Pulp Fiction having previous acted with the lead singer in the movie The Committments en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The 'G' on Speed Racer's shirt stands for "Go", his name in the original manga and the 'M' on the hood of the Mach 5 stands for "Mifune Motors." The name of the series, Mach GoGoGo has a triple meaning: "Mahha-gō" is the name of the car; the main character is Gō Mifune; and the English word "Go" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spe…
The mother of a sick baby asked Ronaldo for an autographed shirt so she could sell it for the baby's treatment. He sent her a signed shirt and cheque for $83,000. as.com/futbol/2014/03/11/…
The Australian Aboriginal Flag is actually owned and copyrighted by an individual artist, who licenses it for T-shirts and the like. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aus…
0.1 percent of your shirt ends up in your belly button annually. vox.com/2014/12/13/738226…
In the early 1970s, a story was widely reported that Ken Osmond (the actor who played Eddie Haskell on Leave It to Beaver) had become rock star Alice Cooper. Cooper eventually got a T-shirt that said 'No, I am not Eddie Haskell.' But people still believed it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken…
Ryan North (Marvel writer) once got stuck in a skate pit with only "his dog Noam Chompsky, an umbrella, a leash, a t-shirt, and a pocket computer" after the rain had made the pit slippery. When he asked Twitter users for help, they found a way for him to combine those items that let him escape. boingboing.net/2015/08/19…
Men and women have buttons on different sides of their shirts because men had to reach for weapons and women had handmaids do their shirts up for them. today.com/style/here-s-wh…
Kurt Cobain’s butthole surfers t-shirt sold for $8125 julienslive.com/view-auct…
Until 1996, NYPD cars were painted blue. They phased out the blue cars in favor of factory white, resulting in a $1 million savings. Light blue shirts were replaced with dark blue to "hide coffee and donut stains" nytimes.com/1996/06/25/ny…
Today I learned of Pink Shirt Day - an anti-bullying day in school. It started in 2007 when a Grade 9 student was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. In response, two older students bought and distributed pink shirts in support. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
β€œWeird Al” Yankovic would take dates to see The Naked Gun without telling them he was in it. He would also wear the same Hawaiian shirt he wore in the movie. theparisreview.org/blog/2…
Despite being a massive success in Japan, Dragon Quest I sold so poorly in America, it was given away free with subscriptions of Nintendo Power. The promotion was so successful, Nintendo employees who sent out the game received a shirt saying, "I survived the 1990 Dragon Warrior mailing." usgamer.net/articles/why-…
T-shirts developed from workers cutting jumpsuits in half to stay cool, they were originally marketed as "bachelor undershirts", and F Scott Fitzgerald was the first person to use t-shirt in writing. bbc.com/culture/story/201…
The First Person to Cycle Around the Globe, Thomas Stevens, did it on a Penny Farthing, Between 1884 and 1886, Packing only Socks, a Spare Shirt, a Revolver, and a Raincoat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
Today I learned of the "Self-Transcendence 3,100 Mile Race". Finnish postman Ashprihanal Aalto won in just over 40 days, about 77 miles/day. The course is 5,649 laps aound a NYC block that's open to traffic. Some runners report out-of-body experiences. There's no prize money; finishers might receive a T-shirt. bbc.com/sport/48702452
The man dancing with no shirt on and a straw hat in the music video for "Pink Houses" is Harvey Goodin, who at the time was the mayor of Austin, Indiana. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
The T-shirt was invented in 1904 and marketed to bachelors who couldn't sew or replace buttons. manmadediy.com/2685-the-s…
Women’s shirt buttons were on the left because they were meant to be buttoned by others (maids for wealthy women back then). huffpost.com/entry/button…
If you fall asleep on a Tarantino set they will take a picture of you with a 3ft. dildo named "Big Jerry" next to your face and put it on the wall of shame. If you take it it down, it gets enlarged and put up again. If you take it down again, it gets printed on t-shirts for the whole crew. youtube.com/watch?v=V3K3O…
In 2006 a design for masks made out of pre-shrunk T-shirts was published for situations when N95 masks were unavailable. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Sir David Attenborough always wears a blue shirt and khaki pants to help with continuity when filming months and sometimes thousands of miles apart. cbsnews.com/news/sir-davi…
The photo of Paris Hilton in her 'STOP BEING POOR' shirt was Photoshopped hoaxes.org/weblog/comment…
The guy who had that $240,000 gold shirt made for him was invited to a party, but when he arrived was beaten to death in front of his son by 12 assailants bbc.com/news/world-asia-i…
Due to the explosive popularity following the release of A New Hope, the cast was thrusted into stardom so quickly that when Harrison Ford went to a record store to buy an album one day, enthusiastic fans tore half his shirt off. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
Today I learned about Mike Cameron, a kid in 1998 who got suspended for wearing a Pepsi shirt on Coke Day. vice.com/sv/article/vdypg…
Angelina Jolie wrote her husband's name in her own blood on a white shirt that she wore to her wedding nytimes.com/1996/08/25/mo…
Today I learned about Cockney Rhyming Slang, the origin of terms like "Bread" for "money", where someone takes a rhyme for "money" such as "Bread and Honey" and drops the rhyming part. Other examples are Dicky = dicky dirt = shirt or Raspberry = raspberry tart = fart (as in "blowing raspberry/ies") ruf.rice.edu/~kemmer/Word…
Level designer John Romero is the male model for the cover for Doom. After getting frustrated with the model they had hired, he took off his own shirt and stood in the pose he was trying to get the model to convey. This picture was the one they sent to the artist to reference from. pcgamer.com/john-romero-f…
A linesman in the 2006 Champions League final between Arsenal and Barcelona was replaced on the day of the final, because he the day before had appeared in a local newspaper in his home country Norway wearing a Barcelona shirt. theguardian.com/football/…
In 1992, Continental Cablevision busted cable thieves during a Pay-Per-View boxing match by displaying a toll-free number (for a free T-shirt) that only viewers with illegal decoding equipment could see. orlandosentinel.com/news/…
The Hawaiian (Aloha) shirt is not casual wear in Hawaii and is actually used as business attire instead of a suit and tie hawaiibusiness.com/rebirt…
NHL uniform shirts have a "fight strap" (that ties the shirt to the pants) so the shirt can't be pulled off in a fight. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NHL…
Comedian Rodney Dangerfield was recognized by the Smithsonian Institution, which put one of his trademark white shirts and red ties on display. When he handed the shirt to the museum's curator, Rodney joked, "I have a feeling you're going to use this to clean Lindbergh's plane." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod…
At Billy Mays' funeral, the pallbearers wore blue shirts and khaki pants, much like what Mays wore when he advertised products en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…

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